Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport SVR is reportedly set to receive a more powerful engine tune for the 2017 model year.
The inaugural Range Rover Sport SVR is equipped with an adaptation of the Jaguar XJR‘s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, delivering 550 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 502 lb-ft of torque from 2,500 to 5,500 rpm.
The company is expected to borrow the new Jaguar F-Type SVR‘s engine build, according to Autocar. If the report proves accurate, the revised engine will bring increased output of 575 ponies at 6,500 rpm and 516 lb-ft of twist from 3,500 to 5,000 rpm.
The upgrade could help Land Rover’s flagship sport ‘ute better compete with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo‘s 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8. The current Range Rover Sport SVR launches to 60 mph in a claimed 4.5 seconds, slightly behind Porsche’s 4.2-second sprint.
The company could bring the revised SVR to market sometime early next year, though specific details remain unclear.